On October 5, 2017 Wendy’s work on the Oscar winning feature Documentary “The Girl in the River” directed by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy was celebrated with her nomination for music and winning Best Documentary of the evening.
On June 25, 2017 Wendy had the theatrical premiere of the feature film Lost in Florence which she composed the score for and produced. The Italian version of the film was shown at the Teatro della Campagnia in conjunction with the Tuscan Film Commission.The film, which premiered earlier this year in the US, is a romance shot entirely on location in Firenze with the finals of the ancient sport of Calcio Storico at the story’s core. Written and directed by Evan Oppenheimer, the film stars Alessandra Mastronardi, Brett Dalton, Alessandro Preziosi, Marco Bonini and Stana Katic. Wendy composed her score as an homage to her beloved city and people of Florence who have been a continual inspiration in her life and music.
On August 19,2016 a historical concert was performed with full orchestra at Grand Performances in Downtown LA celebrating the top international women film composers, where Wendy’s Finale from “Love Walked in” was presented. With thanks to sponsors Alliance for Women Film Composers, Tony Scudellari, and Hans Zimmer, an unforgettable evening in an exquisite setting was performed to a full house.
On April 30, 2016 Wendy gave a presentation about scoring films in Italian at NSJA a progressive international Arts Center just outside Florence, Italy.
“The Girl In the River” directed by Oscar winning Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Exec Produced by Sheila Nevins, and edited by Geof Bartz and scored by Wendy, won an Oscar this year. It has been nominated for three Emmys including for best music and sound. Most importantly it is proving to directly affect change in Pakistan Law. http://wpo.st/K7XH1.